Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have made their vows in front of millions of people around the world, and now the newly titled Duke and Duchess of Sussex are enjoying the first of two receptions.
While the happy couple along with the royal family and 600 guests tuck into Scottish langoustines and slow roasted Windsor pork belly, we take a look at some finer details of this joyful day. Givenchy not only created the wedding gown but also the dresses for the bridesmaids, but what you may have missed is the fact they were also embroidered with their initials. Meanwhile Kate Middleton re-wore the McQueen dress that she previously dressed in for Princess Charlotte’s christening.
As soon as Prince Charles and Meghan approached Prince Harry, you could hear the groom say ‘Thank you pa’ and then turning his bride, he was filmed saying ‘you look amazing’. Being a Captain in the British Royal Army, he wore his uniform for the ceremony but many speculated whether he would keep the beard as rules state that troops in uniform can’t have facial hair. But being a Prince, he got special permission to keep his signature look.
There were three tributes to Prince Harry’s mother, Princess Diana. The impressive floral decorations that filled the St Georges Chapel with scent of wild flowers consisted of white roses, Diana’s favourite flower. Her sister Lady Jane Fellowes did a reading, while one of the hymns in the ceremony “Guide Me, O Thy Great Redeemer”, was sung at Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997.
The newlyweds chose to travel in the gold Ascot Landau Carriage for their wedding procession through Windsor. One of the five Ascot Landau Carriages that are used by the Queen at Royal Ascot Races ,and also featured in Kate Middleton’s and Prince Williams in 2011, the carriages are designed for sunny weather conditions and allow the waving public to see more of the loved-up pair.
One of the many special guests that attended the ceremony was Manchester Arena bombing survivor Amelia Thompson who managed to snap a picture with David Beckham. The Beckham’s are part of the guest list for the first reception, but whether they will be joining the evening reception at Frogmore House with just 200 guests hosted by Prince Charles, is still unknown.